Clinical Nutrition course


200.00

Clinical Nutrition  course

This nutrition course consists of 13 interesting lessons which can all be taken by distance learning either as a stand-alone course for the practitioner who wishes to expand their treatment protocols. There are many downloadable .pdf files, videos, links to other sites and ready-made handouts that you can take directly into clinical practice the following day.

Description

Clinical Nutrition course


To pay by 3 monthly instalments of 70 Euros each click the SUBSCRIBE button

 Clinical Nutrition course

These are the specifications of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine’s

Clinical Nutrition  course:

1. Awarding Institution / Body: School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA
2. Teaching Institution: Online and distance learning, with tutor support
3. Programme Accredited by: School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA
4. Final Award Compulsory course for Bachelor degree students in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine
5. Programme title: Clinical Nutrition course
6. Course Code and level: BNHM6019
7. Duration of programme: One trimester or 12 weeks
8. Total number of study hours: Equivalent to 4 US credits or 60 clock hours of study
9. Enrolment requirements: Students enrolled in the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine but also available to all students, of all academic backgrounds
10. Enrolment date: Bachelors 2nd Year, Third Trimester
11. Fees: Full payment: €200 euros; Instalment plan: €70 per month for 3 monthly payments.

This Clinical Nutrition course consists of 13 interesting lessons which can all be taken by distance learning either as a stand-alone course for the practitioner who wishes to expand their treatment protocols. There are many downloadable .pdf files, videos, links to other sites and ready-made handouts that you can take directly into clinical practice the following day.

COURSE CURRICULUM

The Clinical Nutrition course consists of:

Lesson 1 – The Kidney

  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Transplantation

Lesson 2 – Nutritional and Metabolic Support in Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

  • The rationale for nutritional intervention in hematologic malignancies
  • Nutritional and metabolic support following HSCT
  • Perspectives on the future

Lesson 3 – The Lung

  • Prevalence and consequences of weight loss and muscle wasting
  • Causes of weight loss and muscle wasting
  • The outcome of nutritional intervention
  • Acute lung injury

Lesson 4 – Nutrition and Immune and Inflammatory Systems

  • The response of the immune system to activation
  • The effects of proinflammatory cytokines
  • Control systems for cytokines
  • Damaging and life-threatening effects of cytokines
  • Influence of malnutrition on key aspects of the cytokine response
  • Antioxidant defenses and their impact on immune and inflammatory systems in patients
  • Immunomodulatory effects of lipids
  • Route and content of nutritional provision and immune function and patient outcome

Lesson 5 – The Heart and Blood Vessels

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Dietary lipids and coronary heart disease
  • Plasma lipoproteins
  • Lipoprotein metabolism
  • Other dietary factors and coronary heart disease
  • Diet and hypertension
  • Diet and stroke
  • Diet and peripheral vascular disease
  • Diet and chronic heart failure
  • Micronutrients and cardiovascular disease

Lesson 6 – Nutritional Aspects of Disease Affecting the Skeleton

  • Overview of mineral ion homeostasis and bone metabolism
  • Age-appropriate biochemical reference ranges
  • Pharmaceutical agents commonly used in bone disease
  • Diagnostic imaging assessment of the skeleton
  • Rickets/osteomalacia (vitamin D deficiency)
  • Mineral ion homeostasis in preterm infants
  • Corticosteroid-induced bone disease
  • Post-transplant bone disease
  • Osteoporosis associated with chronic disease
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Senile osteoporosis

Lesson 7 – Nutrition in Surgery and Trauma

  • The stress response to trauma and its effects on metabolism
  • Nutritional support in perioperative care
  • Feeding the severely traumatized patient

Lesson 8 – Infectious Diseases

  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Gastrointestinal infections

Lesson 9 – Nutritional Support in Patients with Cancer

Section 1: Wasting syndrome in cancer

  • Definition and prevalence
  • Pathophysiology of cancer cachexia

Section ll: Nutritional support in cancer

  • Effect of nutritional support on nutritional status
  • Effects of nutritional support on clinical outcome
  • Oral nutritional supplementation
  • Effects of nutritional support on tumor growth

Lesson 10 – Paediatric Nutrition

  • Growth
  • The impact of development on nutrition
  • Infant feeding
  • Preschool children
  • Schoolchildren and adolescents
  • Undernutrition in children
  • Nutrition as treatment
  • Overweight in children: fatness and ‘obesity’

Lesson 11 – Cystic Fibrosis

  • Definition and pathology
  • Clinical features of cystic fibrosis
  • Malnutrition in cystic fibrosis
  • Other nutritional considerations in cystic fibrosis
  • Nutritional management
  • Vitamin supplementation in cystic fibrosis
  • Mineral status in cystic fibrosis

Lesson 12 – Water and Electrolytes

  • Water, electrolytes, and body composition
  • Body water distribution
  • Body electrolyte content: distribution and exchangeable fractions
  • Intracellular water and the body cell mass concept
  • Regulation of body water compartments
  • Metabolic links: glucose, water, and sodium
  • Body water compartments in chronic starvation
  • Impact of acute pathological conditions on the ICW
  • Body water in acute illness
  • Water and electrolyte metabolism during refeeding
  • Implications of water and sodium metabolism in nutrition therapy for specific clinical conditions

Lesson 13 – Illustrative Cases

  • Children
  • Anorexia of psychological origin and refeeding syndrome
  • Malnutrition in the older person
  • Bowel disease
  • Catabolic illness
  • Dysphagia
  • Obesity

COURSE MATERIALS

The Clinical Nutrition course materials, assignments, and final exams are all online.



To pay by 3 monthly instalments of 70 Euros each click the SUBSCRIBE button

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